We have an AIS (Automatic Identification System) Transceiver on Michaela. It allows us to be seen and tracked by a large range of vessels and in particular, the big ones. It is a great collision avoidance device and as prices come down, more and more vessels are acquiring one.
You can see us on http://marinetraffic.com search for MMSI # 316001829, or look for Michaela with the Canadian flag. We may not be visible everywhere but if we are close to our marina we will show up. Even though we may not be updated on Marine Traffic, we are still visible to all vessels with an AIS receiver.
We just completed two mile builder trips – Chester to Charlottetown PE and return, a total of 602 nautical miles with pretty good weather. Good food, skill building, night sailing …. all in all a very good 2 weeks for everyone.
Maybe the Bay of Fundy should be on the list for next year.
The inFlight magazine re:porter (Fly Porter Airline) has a very nice article about Discovery Sailing in it’s May/June 2017 issue.
Check it out in the Newsletters section of our website.